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Start Up Page

Postby dr_engineer_phd on Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:42 pm

After start up there is the "Welcome to Linux Mint" box.
Release: 13 (maya)
Edition: MATE 64-bit

When I select a topic the info box freezes and cannot be closed. Have to re-boot. But if I don't select a topic I can close the box and go forward.
Also, What version of Google Chrome should I use?
This be my very first Linux experience. I installed it on a DELL Latitude D531 and upgraded the RAM to it's max of 4GB.
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Re: Start Up Page

Postby passerby on Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:52 pm

Do you mean Google Chrome vs Chromium, or the stable, beta, etc. versions of Chrome?
Unless you enjoy beta testing or are a developer working on stuff for the browser, I suggest google-chrome-stable.

For the welcome box, try closing it, then opening a terminal and typing in "mintwelcome".
This should open the welcome box. When you make this one freeze you should get output on the terminal which gives more info about the problem.
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Re: Start Up Page

Postby dr_engineer_phd on Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:57 pm

Chromium was not a option on the Chrome drop down menu.
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Re: Start Up Page

Postby passerby on Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:01 pm

I'll take it you meant stable vs the alternatives then. Chromium is the browser Google Chrome is based off.
Go with the stable one, IMO. If you aren't developing for the browser or beta testing you're usually better off sticking with stable.
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Re: Start Up Page

Postby dr_engineer_phd on Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:09 pm

Hey passerby,
The opening a terminal and typing in "mintwelcome" solved the problem. Thanks!

I m still ignorant as to what google chrome is suspose to do and what version to use if I do use it.
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Re: Start Up Page

Postby passerby on Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:30 pm

Google Chrome is a web browser. You can use it instead of Firefox or whichever browser you're currently surfing the web with.
If you're unsure, go with the regular (stable) version.
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Re: Start Up Page

Postby dr_engineer_phd on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:19 pm

got it. thanks passerby
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